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Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Self Help Africa is an International NGO supporting rural development projects in nine African countries in order to reduce poverty among rural communities through local demand-driven initiatives in agriculture.

Our goal is to support smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods in a viable and sustainable manner.

We work with rural communities to bring sustainable solutions to the causes of hunger and poverty; enables local people to tackle challenges in ways which are practical, cost effective, and sustainable.

Self Help Africa seeks to recruit suitable candidate to fill the position of:

Finance Officer

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration, the Finance Officer will be directly responsible for timely and accurate monitoring, recording and reporting of all financial transactions.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring, recording and reporting all financial transactions in field projects and support offices
  • Guided by the Head of Finance, ensure compliance to Government of Kenya, SHA and donor financial policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and revision of annual budgets
  • Assist project teams and partners in preparation and monitoring of project budgets
  • Prepare budget comparison to expenditure and report on variances
  • Prepare monthly bank and ledger reconciliations
  • Prepare project cash-flow forecast
  • Management of petty cash
  • Preparation of monthly payroll and timely remitting of all statutory deductions to the respective authorities
  • Maintaining an efficient and transparent filling system
  • Assisting with procurement to ensure conformity to government of Kenya, SHA and donor requirements
  • Maintaining and updating the fixed assets register and inventory management
  • A bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business Administration (Accounting/Finance option)
  • Fully qualified accountant – CPA or ACCA
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in accounting and finance preferably in the NGO sector
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and hands on experience of using computerized financial accounting systems
  • Proficiency in IT applications such as word, excel, power point and internet
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Dynamic, hardworking, result oriented and able to work with minimum supervision
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of SHA programme in Kenya
  • High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct
Self help Africa is committed to equal employment opportunities and diversity

How to apply

The Job Description with Person Specification and the Application Form can be downloaded at: (Go to Rest of the World, then About us Column and click on the Recruitment section)

Please send a covering letter and
completed application form by E-mail only to

(Do not send certificates and testimonials at this stage)

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date:
 Thursday 8th December, 2011

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